These children are all siblings. Their mother and Father died in the flood. The older lady in the picture is the grandmother. The other two adult are the Pastor and Pastor’s wife of the church that the family attended. The pastor told us that he prays a lot and pray for God’s will in his life. God told him several years ago that he would be taking care of children. He is so excited and feels like this is what God has called him to do, to raise these children. They came to the clinic a few weeks ago and ask if we would be willing to help out with school, medical care and food for them. We are going to be providing free medical care for them through the clinic. We need help with school sponsorship and food for the children. There are five that are attending school. You will notice that several of them are starting out in kindergarten. This means that they are behind and have not been to school before.
This is Nazilia. She is 13 years old and in the third year of kindergarten
This is St Elene. She is 6 years old and is in the second year of kindergarten.
This is Angeline. She is 5 years old and in her thrid year of kindergarten.
This is Rosler. He is 4 years old and is in his second year of kindergarten.
These three children are siblings. First is Christiane, she is 8 years old, she is in going into the fourth grade. Next is Jackson, he is 15 years old and going into the 6th grade. Last is Christalie, she is 7 years old, she is going into the 1st grade. There mother works at the RC, she washes the sheets and bed pads three days a week. She also comes in 6 days a week and makes sure the laundry is folded and in the right baskets. They used to live up in an area that was about a 30 minute walk from Cazale. When she began working for RHFH she rented a room here in Cazale for her family. This also worked out well for the children to be able to attend school. When the flood passed last month, their house up in the mountains was damaged. They were renting this house and now cannot. The mother is unable to pay for there school this year. She is able to buy food and clothing for them but cannot afford the school cost this year.
Here are three more siblings that live here in Cazale. Their house was badly damaged in the flood. They lost a lot of their belonging and are having a difficult time just finding food to eat. The mother is very worried about them going to school this year. She went to the director of the school for help. The director of the local school came to us and asked if we could help them.
This is Lorette. She is 11 years old and in the 3rd grade.
This is Jonasse. She is 8 and in the 2nd grade.
This is Rosemitha. She is 17 and going into the 6th grade.
The cost of school for a whole year is $200 US or around $17 per month. This provides uniforms, books, notbooks, pens, pencils, scissors, crayons, and other supplies needed, shoes, socks, under clothing, bookbag, tutor lessons as needed and the cost of the actual school. If you are interested, please conact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Maybe a Sunday school class, church or small group would be willing to help out with this project.
This is Becharda. He was in the RC several years ago and one of the staff members noticed that he could not hear. He will be attending a school for deaf children in Port-au-Prince this year. His cost of school is higher that the other children as he will be living at the school during the year. The total cost for one year is $465US. This is a special need for this boy and his family. The family only brings in $25US per month for them to live so they are unable to pay for his school.